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Pixel - Crystal Clips Pack by firstfear Pixel - Crystal Clips Pack by firstfear
Some time ago I created an avatar for myself of a Crystal Heart. I used it for quite some time and asked that no one take or use it as I drew it for myself.

Unfortunately someone...or some people decided they didnt care about that and chose to redistribute it as a free resource.

I do not know who did it first..or how many people have taken the image directly from me rather than from somewhere the thief posted it as being 'free'.

Because I'm tired of sounding like a bitch for hounding people about using an image they didn't know they weren't allowed to..I decided to just go ahead and make a pack of similar and free pixels in hopes that these will be spread and used instead of the one I made for myself.

For reference, the avatar you may not use is below.


You may not under any circumstances offer any single piece of this kit for use to other people.

Feel free to use them as avatars, page or post decoration...but DO NOT redistribute these elsewhere without a direct link back to me.

This means you can decorate your pages or posts with a pixel or two of mine and I wont gripe if you don't credit me directly, but if you're posting JUST my pixel(s) you MUST link back.

((ie no making the pixels bigger and posting them alone on tumblr without credit. Using one of my pixels to 'decorate' a tumblr post with other text content is fine))

When using on Deviantart or any art related site always link back

Ideas for Use
-Website Button
-Website Banner
-DA Stamp
-Forum Signature Tag
-Journal Graphics
-CustomBox Decoration
-Personal Avatars


Feel Free to edit as much as you'd like!

Commercial: Do not use for shops or profit making sites. NO you may not sell anything made with these for points or 'site currency' either.

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EduardaPacheco Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All are beautiful! Loved!! Hug Kawaii Mouse (Being Kawaii) [V1] 
ChameleonGirl-Andrea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Can I Add Your Pixel Icons/Bullets To Add On My Point Adoptables (Fore Decor For Background And Border)?
winterkill-wings Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
oh, how pretty.

that sucks that so many people have taken that image, though. nice to make a pack of free stuff like this. people taking stuff that isn't free to use makes me wanna make stuff that is free to use but ha, I'm kinda too lazy to put effort into making stuff that would look nice enough that people might actually use it. maybe one day.
Teremiao Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Adorables! I love crystals :heart:
Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Wonderful work!
HarajukuTacky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artist
NasikaSakura Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
An interesting way to go about the problem. :)
Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are more amazing than I thought they'd be OwO
I really love the purple>blue>pink ones ;w;

Theyre my favorite by far ! AHHH <3
I love these so much hee!
RarasJewels Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ugh. I can totally understand your frustration. I see people reposting your pixel art all the time on tumblr.
Sourcing themselves, of course. I wish people realized how much work you put into your pixel art and respect that it is not free for them to post on other sites, redistribute, or even sell without your permission.

But these are super cute. ; o;
PepoFaec Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've given up on people online. The moment you post something nice that you and everyone really likes- you might as well just slap a nasty watermark over it before anyone can take it and give it away or make money off of it for their own personal reasons.
I've tried warning people before-- when they pixel something fantastic that becomes popular- to do something similar but people run off with it anyways because artist's have good faith in their watchers.
I'm sorry you've been hit by this but it kinda comes with the territory of being great at what you do : /
ono I feel an I love you needs to be said and a hug given but I barely know you at aaaaaall lol But I am terribly sorry in the deepest sense imaginable.
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww haha thank you ^^ :hug:. I've had enough things taken over time that I kind of expect it to happen here and there. At first it..really bothered this point I've just come to accept I can't really stop it. The chance of the person I find using my image(s) having taken them directly from me is usually slim too so getting angry when it happens just creates uneeded negativity. Over the past year or two I've really decided to just let go of a lot of things to avoid being bothered anymore.

I try to create mostly free use work. That way it makes me happy now to see it being used instead of upset haha. I also try not to let it bother me so much anymore when I see someone use an image that was not free. It still bothers me in so much that I'll ask them to remove it if I can, but even then the circumstances may vary and I've let a lot of things slide by due to just being tired of trying to handle situations where the person has been rude x_x.

So...yup..I think it definitely comes with ..just simply putting your images online even. Sad, but true :(

And really I have no idea how I would watermark something pixelled unless it was a rather large piece x_x(like a scene or something). Especially in this particular case where it was my avatar so some people probably saved it off of me just commenting somewhere on DA or my main page here rather than from my upload of it where it asked people not to use it. So in order to truely prevent anyone from taking it I would have had to have never used it at all. Just a tricky situation xD;.

lol sorry for the soft toned rant ^^;
PepoFaec Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, no, you're perfectly fine. No apologies are necessary. Sometimes just letting it out takes a good bit off your chest just so you can breathe and calm down.
You're really brave and a very good person to love to see people use what you make. I and so many others are very selfish. We only make personal art and the first sign of theft we take everything down and watermark everything. Even putting our name in our own icon to make sure people don't take off with it.
The fact that you can take a deep breath and find a possible solution by offering *more* goodies to try to deter things like this just shows how strong and amazing person you really are.
So thank you for being an inspiration and a good role model for us all. I think a lot of us need to step back and follow your example instead of getting so incredibly defensive and jumping the gun.
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think art is an extremely personal thing though. It makes sense to me why people are often rather emotional over things when someone takes their work without permission. In a way each piece of art we create is like a piece of our soul that we're sharing with the world.

For me..I've had to just let go of certain things that bother me. I have issues with Chronic/Major Depression and Social Anxiety. There are already too many things I over analyze and worry about in any given day. Socially interacting with too many people can make me panic for days with worry that I said or did something wrong to make someone not like me. Interacting with an ANGRY or rude person can make me run the other way for weeks sometimes.

I don't want that. I want to be able to come online and have an escape of sorts from the things in real life that I cant avoid or get away from physically.

A true de-stresser for me is just the creation of something. Not necessarily the use of it afterwards. I get to make what *I* want to make..and still come online without fear of having to possibly tell someone off ..because now they're ALLOWED to use the image i've made.

Not a solution that would work for everyone as again I definitely see art as being very personal..and who wants to 'give away' pieces of their soul for people to do with what they want, but it works for me haha :).

I couldn't stop people from taking my works..but I still wanted to create and display them. Something i've learned over the years is that if you're unhappy...change something. I couldnt change what other people were doing...couldn't change Deviantart's Coding etc to not allow taking of images, so I changed my perspective.
Susanne123 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
beautiful work. like the colors
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
Susanne123 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
np problem :)
AutumnHoney Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Catniim Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a great pixel artist O:
eer thought about to make a rpg game?
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! ^^ unfortunately I dont have much interest in animating sprites (ie players, npcs, monsters etc). I've done tile (background) work for a few games, but have no idea if they were ever finished or released etc.
Catniim Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you'e done a background? SO awesome! i think the game would be much nicer
with your Background ^^-
DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
There all excellent.
Koriru Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope this works out better. Im grateful that you made these (I have no idea how I'd ever use them but they're wonderful none the less). But saddened by what drove you to make them. Here's to hoping that these become more popular than your icon, and that people source it to you properly.
firstfear Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :) I wish the circumstances for me creating this pack were different, but I had fun making it none the less ^^. It gave me some practice with crystals again haha.
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